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Man, Yiu-Kwong – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
Partial fraction decomposition is a useful technique often taught at senior secondary or undergraduate levels to handle integrations, inverse Laplace transforms or linear ordinary differential equations, etc. In recent years, an improved Heaviside's approach to partial fraction decomposition was introduced and developed by the author. An important…
Descriptors: Tests, Algebra, Equations (Mathematics), Foreign Countries
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Poon, Kin-Keung; Leung, Chi-Keung – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010
The purpose of the study reported herein was to identify the common mistakes made by junior secondary students in Hong Kong when learning algebra and to compare teachers' perceptions of students' ability with the results of an algebra test. An algebra test was developed and administered to a sample of students (aged between 13 and 14 years). From…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Test Results, Correlation, Academic Ability